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Sa Silva continues with Carlin in GP3 for 2014

by Peter Allen
Luis Sa Silva

Photo: Alastair Staley/GP3 Media Service

Luis Sa Silva will continue to race for Carlin in the GP3 Series this year, it has been confirmed.

The Angolan-born driver scored no points in his maiden season in the category in 2013, managing a best result of 12th with the Carlin squad.

He previously competed in the F3 Euro Series in 2012 and was runner-up to a then-14-year-old Matheo Tuscher in Formula Pilota China in 2011.

Sa Silva is joined by British drivers Alex Lynn and Emil Bernstorff in Carlin’s GP3 line-up for the 2014 season.

“We had a solid season in 2013 so I?m glad to be back with Carlin for another season so we can build on our previous year,” said Sa Silva. “I have two new team mates who I?m looking forward to working with and I?m excited to be back in the car next week at Estoril for official testing.”

Team boss Trevor Carlin added: “Luis worked well with the team over the course of last season so we are pleased that he will be continuing his programme with us this year. Luis showed himself to be a consistent driver and we look forward to working with him again.”

Ten spaces remain on the GP3 grid for 2014 ahead of the opening pre-season test at Estoril next Thursday (27 March).

2014 GP3 Series line-up so far
Team Drivers
ART Grand Prix Alex Fontana, Dino Zamparelli, Marvin Kirchhofer
Arden International Robert Visoiu, Patric Niederhauser, Jann Mardenborough
Koiranen GP Jimmy Eriksson, Santiago Urrutia
Carlin Alex Lynn, Emil Bernstorff, Luis Sa Silva
Marussia Manor Racing Dean Stoneman, Patrick Kujala, Ryan Cullen
Hilmer Motorsport
Jenzer Motorsport
Trident Roman De Beer, Victor Carbone
Status Grand Prix Nick Yelloly